05 May 2013

Recommended Viewing: Follow 3 Riders at the Giro

Elia Viviani, Alex Dowsett and George Bennett

I like this idea - Global Cycling Network (GCN) is following three young riders through the Giro d'Italia. I am fascinated by watching both the mental and physical challenge of what is involved in laying it all out there during a Grand Tour. Following these three riders should give us a picture of the ups and downs, physical demands, and hopefully triumphs.

(I will add more videos of this series as I find them...)

Giro d'Italia - Rider Diaries Episode 1
Elia Viviani (Team Cannondale, Verona, Italy, age 24)  @eliaviviani
Alex Dowsett (Team Movistar, Essex, England, age 24) @alexdowsett
George Bennett (RadioShack Leopard Trek, NZ, age 23) @georgenbennett

Update 05/09/13: Giro d'Italia - Rider Diaries Episode 2

Then watch the GCN video series - Inside Line:  

Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 Inside Line
Giro d'Italia - Stage 2 Inside Line - Team Time Trial
Giro d'Italia - Inside Line On Team Cars

Team SKY

Also team Sky has by now fully developed their own team marketing social network system of getting news out there to the public about their team members and races. SKY is the model of the future for disseminating team news. You can follow Sky Pro Cycling at the Giro d'Italia for playlists, apps, photos, stage previews, before and after race video and results.

Visit the SKY Pro Cycling team website to follow the team through the Giro d'Italia

Related posts by Pedal Dancer - for the other teams social media links, see this list:
2013 Pro Teams, and Social Media links (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, websites) By Pedal Dancer

Pro Cycling Stats

This would be a recommended reading today - I like Pro Cycling Stats, they offer the meat of the race. The results, the route and profile. Sometimes pure facts are all that is needed. Well facts, and the magnificent Italian landscape. Please follow: http://www.procyclingstats.com/race/1169441-Giro-dItalia-2013. Click through all the links for deeper information.